Research Worker – King’s College London
Salary Details: £27,057 to £31,342 per annum
Allowances: Plus £2,323 London Weighing
Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
Contract Term: Full time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a research worker to work on a new 10-month project: “Development of Tools to Measure Norms Towards Ordinary Cigarettes and Nicotine Use”. The post-holder will join an established team of tobacco researchers within one of Europe’s leading addiction research centres. The work is being led by Professor Ann McNeill, and Dr Sara Hitchman, with researchers from the Univeristy of Stirling, and NatCen, and is funded by the Public Health Research Consortium.
The research will involve a literature review of current measures, consultations with experts in the field, cognitive testing of new measures, a soft launch of the tool, and inclusion in national surveys. A project in parallel will also examine existing data on norms towards tobacco use in the UK and other countries over the last 10 years.
Although this position is advertised for full-time, candidates who are interested in part-time work will also be considered. Please be sure to indicate your availability on your application.
Closing date: 17 June 2015
Read more and apply here!
“These two new studies make valuable contributions to the growing literature on e-cigarettes. Most previous studies have been cross-sectional surveys using broad definitions of use, whereas these new studies are longitudinal in nature so are more able to follow up individuals. Commonly previous studies have asked whether e-cigarettes have ever or recently been used, and have made broad assumptions about their impact on quit attempts and success in stopping smoking on that basis. Most previous studies have also not differentiated between types of e-cigarettes, whereas the second of these studies does investigate that aspect.
“What this new research tells us is what e-cigarette users already know. The type of device, how often it is used, and how much nicotine it contains, all matter. Some devices will be effective to help smokers to quit and others less so. Future studies need to maintain this focus and not treat all e-cigarettes, or all users, the same.”
Prof. Linda Bauld, Deputy Director, Professor of Health Policy, University of Stirling.
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Spaces are running out for our Tobacco Module in May where we’ll be examining in detail: current evidence on tobacco harm reduction, electronic cigarettes and other nicotine-containing devices.
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